The Kensington Oval in Barbados will open days before World Cup is due to being in April

Construction work on the cricket stadium set to host next year’s World Cup Final has been hit by further delays.

The £67m redevelopment of Kensington Oval in Barbados was originally due to be finished last December, but it has now been revealed that the projected completion date is early March. The venue is due to hold seven World Cup matches from 11 April, including the final.

A re-opening ceremony is still due to take place on February 17, when venue directors expect the project to be “substantially complete”.

It is understood that the delays are due to problems with the roof work, which has fallen behind schedule.

Venue director Don Lockerbie told The Nation newspaper: “There is no need to be fearful but we all appreciate there is still plenty to do…It’s not just a matter of building a structure, but we have to ensure that all is in place to operate and is fully functional.”